Standing at Dettifoss (Iceland)
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Standing at Dettifoss (Iceland)

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Dettifoss is a large waterfall in the north of Iceland. In fact it is said that this is the most powerfull waterfall in Europe. The waterfall is 100 meters (330 ft) wide and drop about 45 meters (150 ft) at this location.

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A: The Mighty Dettifoss

by David Rowley, 110 meters away

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The Mighty Dettifoss

B: Face to face with roaring Dettifoss

by Jakub Hruska, 130 meters away

You can hear him kilometers away, you can feel mists spreading moisture, you can sense his presence a...

Face to face with roaring Dettifoss

C: 2014-08-14 Dettifoss, Iceland

by Henk Keijzer, 150 meters away

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D: Iceland - Selfoss

by Henry Graffmann, 1.1 km away

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E: Mordor

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F: Studlaberg, Hljodaklettar

by Guy Florack, 13.9 km away

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G: Inside Krafla caldera

by Jakub Hruska, 19.9 km away

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I: Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano (Iceland).

by Jürgen Matern, 20.2 km away

Víti (which is icelandic for 'hell') is a crater lake in the vulcanic area of the Krafla vulcano. The...

Standing at Víti crater lake near Krafla vulcano (Iceland).

J: Leirhnjúkur crater row in Krafla caldera

by Jakub Hruska, 21.1 km away

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Leirhnjúkur crater row in Krafla caldera

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